Norman Leer, the man behind the hit 70s shows such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Maude and of course Good Times is returning to produce his first ever animated series for Netflix (through his production company Act III). The animated series is going to be a reboot of Good Times with NBA Superstar Steph Curry and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane producing it through their production companies Unanimous Media and Fuzzy Door Productions, respectively.
The 10-episode web-series will also be developed by Seth MacFarlane and his team. Carl Jones, who has voice acted, written for and produced the Boondocks, have been brought on for the new animated show to create, show run and executive produce the project. As per the tag-line, the animated series will follow the Evans family as they tackle today’s world and contemporary social issues. Similar to the original series which aired decades ago, the new show wishes to convey that we can get through the tragedies happening in the current world, when faced together with our loved ones.
Act III and Unanimous Media are based at Sony Pictures TV which will also back the animated Good Times. The 98-year old producer, Norman Leer and Brent Miller, who heads Lear’s production company have expressed their gratitude towards Netflix and Sony for green-lighting the project. In a year filled with darkness, this will be a bright light they will not soon forget, adds the duo.
The original show aired for 6 seasons on CBS, from 1974 to 1979 which was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans. The new animated reboot will be inspired by the original live-action show and the Evans family, but it will tackle a new story line and get a bit more edgier.
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